1991 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1991 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Holiday Bowl, T 13–13 vs. BYU
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 10
1991 record 10–1–1 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Hayden Fry (13th season)
Offensive coordinator Carl Jackson (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Brashier (13th season)
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,220)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Michigan $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 10 Iowa 7 1 0     10 1 1
Ohio State 5 3 0     8 4 0
Indiana 5 3 0     7 4 1
Illinois 4 4 0     6 6 0
Purdue 3 5 0     4 7 0
Michigan State 3 5 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     5 6 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     3 8 0
Minnesota 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1991 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 11:30 AM Hawaii* No. 15 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa ESPN W 53–10   70,044[1]
September 14 11:30 AM at Iowa State* No. 14 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa (Cy-Hawk Trophy) ABC W 29–10   54,469[2]
September 28 1:00 PM Northern Illinois* No. 9 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 58–7   70,220[3]
October 5 2:30 PM No. 7 Michigan No. 9 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ABC L 24–43   70,220[3]
October 12 1:00 PM at Wisconsin No. 17 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Rivalry) W 10–6   75,053[4]
October 19 2:30 PM No. 13 Illinois No. 15 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ABC W 24–21   70,220[3]
October 26 11:30 AM at Purdue No. 11 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, Indiana ESPN W 31–21   32,932[5]
November 2 2:30 PM at No. 13 Ohio State No. 11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio ABC W 16–9   95,357[6]
November 9 2:30 PM Indiana No. 10 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa ABC W 38–21   70,220[3]
November 16 1:00 PM at Northwestern No. 9 Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 24–10   33,478[7]
November 23 1:00 PM Minnesota No. 9 Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) W 23–8   69,500[8]
December 30 7:30 PM vs. BYU* No. 7 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN T 13–13   60,646[9]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP 18 15 14 10 9 9 17 15 11 11 10 9 9 7 7 10
Coaches' 18 7 10

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Game summaries[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Hawaii at #15 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 0 3 0 7 10
Hawkeyes 27 14 6 6 53

Iowa State[edit]

Michigan[edit]

#7 Michigan at #9 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolverines 7 12 7 17 43
Hawkeyes 0 18 0 6 24

In the 1991 Big Ten opener, the Hawkeyes led 18-7 midway through the second quarter, but could not stop the Michigan ground game as the Wolverines rolled up 371 yards rushing on 50 attempts. This game essentially decided the conference championship as both teams won the remainder of their Big Ten games.

Prior to kickoff, 1957 Outland Trophy winner Alex Karras was presented with a plaque from the National Football Hall of Fame.[12]

Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at #9 Iowa
1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 0 0 8 8
Hawkeyes 0 3 7 13 23

The Hawkeyes closed the regular season with a win in the snow, giving Coach Fry his 100th victory at Iowa.

Holiday Bowl[edit]

#7 Iowa vs. BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 6 7 0 0 13
Cougars 0 6 0 7 13

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Postseason awards[edit]

Team players in the 1992 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ron Geater Defensive End 7 170 Denver Broncos
Lance Olberding Tackle 7 172 Cincinnati Bengals
Mike Saunders Running Back 10 262 Pittsburgh Steelers
Rob Baxley Tackle 11 286 Phoenix Cardinals
Matt Rodgers Quarterback 12 335 Buffalo Bills

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iowa 53, Hawaii 10". Gainesville Sun. September 8, 1991. 
  2. ^ Miller, Rusty (September 15, 1991). "Ohio State Beats Louisville, Michigan Tops Notre Dame". The Daily Sentinel. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Kinnick Stadium Attendance". University of Iowa. 
  4. ^ Chaptman, Dennis (October 13, 1991). "Offensive woes leave Badgers Shaking Their Heads". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 
  5. ^ Ambrogi, Mark (October 27, 1991). "Iowa Rallies to Deflate Purdue Upset Bid". The Indianapolis Star. 
  6. ^ "Iowa 16, Ohio State 9". Gainesville Sun. November 3, 1991. 
  7. ^ Ziehm, Len (November 17, 1991). "Conquest of NU No Holiday for Iowa". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  8. ^ "Iowa 23, Minnesota 8". Eugene Register-Guard. November 24, 1991. 
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-21. Retrieved 2015-12-24. 
  10. ^ "1991 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule and Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Iowa 1991 AP Football Rankings". collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "U-M: Big Ten season opens with victory". Detroit Free Press. October 6, 1991. Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Game History: The 1991 Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl". sandiegobowlgames.com. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  14. ^ "1992 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved November 11, 2015.